10 June 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 5,625
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
MARTEL. A 14K GOLD MINUTE REPEATING JACQUEMART KEYLESS LEVER HUNTER CASE POCKET WATCH WITH CONCEALED EROTIC AUTOMATON IN AN AMERICAN CASE
SIGNED MARTEL WATCH CO., MOVEMENT NO. 16686, CASE NO. 29393, CIRCA 1915
Nickel-finished lever movement, 15 jewels, bi-metallic compensation balance, minute repeating on two gongs activated through a push button in the band, blue enamel dial, central white enamel chapter ring, Arabic numerals, two gilt figures chiming individual bells for the hours, quarters and minutes, surrounded by cornucopia and a flower filled basket, circular engine-turned American case, coin-edge band, concealed automaton erotic scene under the back cover, movement signed
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This lot is offered without reserve.
Please note that the automata is modern, circa second half 20th century and later applied to the watch.